Classic Vintage Car Buying Tips

by Priya Singh - Date: 2008-08-06 - Word Count: 528 Share This!

If you find yourself stuck in the middle of nowhere, the new Land Cruiser, with its combination of go-anywhere ability and Toyota reliability, is the SUV of choice to get you home. Of course, with a massive V8 under the hood, it goes without saying that you would also require an unlimited supply of fuel.

To ensure that you get home even from the ends of the earth, the new Land Cruiser has active height control and adaptive variable suspension, a full time four-wheel drive system that features a limited slip center differential, crawl control, and hill start assist control. As well as numerous safety features, such as vehicle stability control (VSC), active traction control, multi terrain ABS, electronic brake force distribution (EBD) and brake assist. God forbid, should all the preventive systems fail, it also has 14 airbags as standard.

In the urban environment, if you can get over its considerable dimensions, which do provide unparalleled interior space, the new Land Cruiser shows great versatility by working brilliantly on city streets as well. As part of its evolution, the latest generation has a beautifully crafted and luxurious interior with all the electronic gizmos you could wish for.

From the Outside

In keeping with today’s styling trends, the new Land Cruiser has a striking and imposing front grille. It’s a very clean overall design that isn’t likely to polarize opinion. On the whole, the styling does work well and manages to mask its substantial size.

From the Inside

It’s a somewhat high step getting into the cabin, where you’re greeted by enormous amounts of space and comfort – with an easy to stow third row of seats. The straightforward design theme carries forward into the cabin, which offers very high quality materials, as well as a sliver of matte faux-wood trim that runs the length of the dashboard and provides a touch of understated elegance. It’s easy to find a comfortable driving position with the combination of an electrically adjustable seat and a power tilt and telescoping steering wheel. In the rear, you not only get massive legroom but also AC controls mounted on the back of the front central armrest.

Again in keeping with the trend these days, the Land Cruiser has a key fob that only needs to be in the cabin in order to fire up the engine courtesy of a start/stop button mounted on the center console. This particular car also features a remote starting system. The interior also has Blue tooth compatibility and a 6 CD/DVD changer. The equipment levels and quality of the interior do make you wonder what else could possibly be on its more up-market Lexus counterpart.

The only downside of the interior on this particular car imported from Japan is that the interface and some buttons on the center console are in Japanese, as is the owner’s manual. As you can imagine, it’ll take a little getting used to and some trial and error trying to figure out certain functions. If you want all the controls in English, you’ll have to opt for the 4.5-liter diesel V8 imported from the UK market – although is prepared to shell out substantially more.

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